If you’re under the impression that only children and teens need orthodontic treatment, you’re mistaken. Many people never had the opportunity to get their teeth straightened, but once you reach adulthood it’s not too late. Teeth that aren’t properly aligned are harder to clean, which increases your risk for gum disease and tooth loss. Crooked, unsightly teeth can harm your confidence and self-image, and can cause difficulties with biting, chewing and speaking. Fortunately, braces aren’t the only option for tooth-straightening, and getting fitted with Invisalign in our Scarborough clinic offers you an ideal solution for this problem.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a type of removable clear aligner that is custom-made to fit over your teeth. Wearing it applies pressure to the teeth, moving them gradually and gently into an improved position. The aligners are manufactured from molds of your mouth and, over time, they cause them to shift in the same way as traditional braces do.
Invisalign vs. Braces
These clear aligners differ slightly from the way regular metal braces work. They are based on the same idea of causing tension to achieve results, but instead of archwires and brackets attached to the teeth with elastic ties, they look like the retainers worn after treatment with braces. Where braces are made from metal, ceramic or a composite material, the aligners are clear, transparent plastic that is thinner than 1 mm.
Choosing Invisalign Treatment
Your first step in choosing Invisalign treatment at our Scarborough clinic involves consulting with our qualified dentists to find out if you’re a good candidate for this treatment. If you are, our team will take x-rays of your mouth and teeth along with photographs and dental impressions. These will help us to develop a custom treatment plan and a blueprint of how your teeth will look by the end of the treatment, which usually lasts for about a year.
Once your new aligners have been delivered, you’ll start wearing them for between 20 and 22 hours a day except when you’re eating and brushing your teeth. They are easy to take out and clean, and nobody will realize you’re wearing them. Every two weeks you’ll change to a new set, designed to gradually keep up the pressure on your teeth to move into position. Overall, you’ll need between 10 and 20 sets depending on the extent of the alignment you need.
Is Invisalign in Scarborough More Effective Than Braces?
Invisalign in Scarborough is available at Havenview Dental and is an effective treatment for misaligned teeth. More than eight million people around the world have received effective Invisalign treatment as of today.
Our Invisalign in Scarborough can effectively straighten teeth to align the bite, improve comfort, and reduce jaw pain and headaches. While efficient in most cases, however, Invisalign in Scarborough isn’t always the best solution. Traditional braces are still recommended for cases where misalignment is extreme. We will discuss your options with you to determine the best treatment depending on your unique case.
Invisalign in Scarborough is typically suited to mild or moderate misalignment that can be corrected incrementally. Results are often seen in as little as six months. Costs are sometimes lower than traditional braces, but this ranges from case to case. Invisalign is usually comparable in cost to braces.
To find out if the best Invisalign Scarborough has to offer is right for you, contact Havenview Dental today.
Treatment with these clear aligners offers multiple benefits over traditional orthodontic braces. They are virtually invisible, which means you can wear them in any situation without others knowing you’re having treatment. They are easily removable, so you can go without wearing them for a special occasion without it affecting your treatment.
Invisalign improves your tooth alignment sooner, because by changing aligners every week or two the progress is faster than with traditional braces. Invisalign Scarborough patients who are ready to take the necessary steps to restore their smile should schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience to discuss their options.
To take our Sleep Screening Questionnaire, click here and then forward it to us for review at email@example.com, to talk to our dentist about Invisalign in Scarborough, call us at (416) 291-3117 to book an appointment.
Your Questions Answered By The Best Dentist In Scarborough
In the past, a specialist orthodontist in Scarborough was needed to diagnose, fit, and manage orthodontic devices. Invisalign has changed this, allowing for practitioners who are experienced in orthodontics to prescribe Invisalign aligners and manage the treatment. This means that you won’t need to visit a general dentistry practice for routine care and then an orthodontist in Scarborough for aligners. At Havenview Dental Centre, we do it all.
A specialist Orthodontist in Scarborough provides treatment for issues affecting the positioning of teeth and the jaw. Today, many practicing dentists, like Dr. Lee and Dr. Eng, have extensive experience in orthodontics and often have more experience with Invisalign than orthodontists in Scarborough.
You can have confidence knowing that Havenview Dental Centre has the talented team to provide Invisalign treatment, eliminating the need to visit a specialist orthodontist in Scarborough.
In cases where severe problems with alignment or the jaw itself would still require the care of a specialist orthodontist in Scarborough, Havenview Dental Centre can act as your referring dental clinic.
Invisalign in Scarborough can be more affordable than braces, but this depends on the treatment time and incremental adjustments that are needed. Long-term use of Invisalign in Scarborough to correct severe orthodontic misalignment might not be economical in every case.
At Havenview Dental Centre, it is our mission to provide affordable and effective orthodontics in Scarborough. In cases where Invisalign in Scarborough would be prohibitively expensive, we will be upfront about the benefits and downsides so that you can make an informed decision. Even in cases where Invisalign in Scarborough might be slightly more expensive than traditional braces in Scarborough, many of our patients still choose Invisalign for the convenience and esthetic benefits.
Both Invisalign and braces in Scarborough are used to address the same problems. Invisalign is a complete alternative to wire braces, and, despite the technical differences, is prescribed with the same goal in mind.
Braces in Scarborough use metal wires to realign teeth. With braces in Scarborough, adjustments are incremental but are often more severe than those with Invisalign, so braces can be painful at times for many patients, especially right after a scheduled adjustment.
Braces in Scarborough can be made less visible than they were a few decades ago, but they don’t have the same near-invisible appearance as Invisalign in Scarborough.
For a comfortable, affordable, and aesthetic alternative to braces in Scarborough, Invisalign is the ideal choice.
Invisalign orthodontics in Scarborough are suitable for people of most ages, from children to teenagers, and adults. If you have a misaligned bite, crooked teeth, or gaps between your teeth, Invisalign orthodontics in Scarborough can be prescribed at Havenview Dental Centre.
Children as young as six can have Invisalign orthodontics in Scarborough. Treatment between the ages of six and ten is known as Phase 1 treatment. It is used to support the natural development of teeth, jaws, and arches. Early treatment with Invisalign orthodontics in Scarborough is used when there are pre-existing problems with the profile of teeth and bite.
If you have a child under ten and think they might need Orthodontics in Scarborough, book an appointment at Havenview Dental Centre today.
Dr. Lee and Dr. Eng each have more than two decades of experience with orthodontics in Scarborough. We were early adopters of Invisalign in Scarborough as orthodontic treatment.
We bring the clinical expertise and real-world case experience to make the best recommendations for your dental health and your budget.
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Dr. Samson Lee & Dr. Anthony Eng
Unit #5/6, 4865 Sheppard Avenue East
Scarborough, ON, M1S 3A6
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:30am – 7:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:30am – 7:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
- Friday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
- Saturday: 8:30am – 2:30pm
- Sunday: Closed